Séverine Lanthier is a member of Lagardère Travel Retail’s global Executive Committee. As Chief Strategy and Development Officer for the group and Chief Operating Officer for Asia, she has responsibility for the group’s strategy, global business development and external communications, in addition to overseeing operations across Asia.
Séverine joined Lagardère Travel Retail in April 2020, from global luxury group Kering, where she had been Gucci worldwide travel retail director, and Kering Group global head of travel retail since 2015. Between 2004 and 2015, Séverine had already worked for Lagardère Travel Retail, where she launched operations in China and became Country CEO until 2008. She then managed several business development initiatives in Europe which led to the acquisition of Aeroporti di Roma’s duty-free activities in 2012, which she ran as CEO until 2015, successfully managing the integration in Lagardère Travel Retail.
Séverine holds a MSc from Paris Dauphine University in Management-Marketing, as well as a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from Lyon’s School of Management (EM Lyon Business School).